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for the united nations general assembly meeting. 1re than 120 world leaders are in town for that, but the president is not scheduled to meet with any of them. nancy cordes is at the u.n. with more on that. nancy? >> reporter: well, scott, simply put, the white house is prioritizing the president's reelection bid. most major leaders will be here ers week. uhe president will here just 24 hours and he'll spend much of that time away from this gathering. after landing in new york this afternoon, the president headed straight for a sit-down. not with visiting leaders but with the ladies of "the view" for an interview to air nterrrow. >> america's commitment to israel will never waiver. >> reporter: last year at the yn. general assembly president obama held 13 one-on-one meets with major leaders. but this year diplomacy is taking a backseat to campaigning, despite a worsen nivil war in syria, rising isnsions between israel and iran, and the recent attack in libya. >> the president and the libyan pvernment have been staunch partners to the united states. >> reporter: in the president's
protection was egypt's duty. susan mcginnis has more now from the united nations. >> reporter: in a speech to the u.n. general assembly this morning, president obama is prepared to tell the world the u.s. will do what it must to make sure iran never obtains a nuclear weapon. >> every option available, and that includes the military option, remains on the table. >> reporter: iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad denies the accusations his country is trying to develop a nuclear weapon. >> translator: let's even imagine we have an atomic weapon. what intelligent person would fight 5,000 american bombs with one bomb? >> reporter: the president is also expected to address unrest in syria, libya, and other countries, but it was a comment he made on "60 minutes" that's grabbed the most attention in the presidential campaign. >> have recent events in the middle east given you any pause about your support for the governments that have come to power following the arab spring? >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road. >> reporter: mitt rom
before the united nations general assembly. his east to discuss everything for the civil war institute there was unclear activities and to the vat tax and libya and egypt. >>> romney accused the president of minimizing recent events in the middle east. >>> i was pretty certain that there are to be bumps in the road. >>> we need an administration that is up to shape events in the middle east in not seeing them as props and the road. >>> what house spokesperson is of such common stock split and offensive. the president was referring to middle east and west in general. he's already creating controversy during and then yesterday after he accused the unit last of the shielding israeli government. he also said the u.s. miss use the freedom of speech at around the production of the entire muslim video. >>> one involves the california proposition 8 the voters approved a measure that limits marriage to the field knuckles. the animals in your woman who sued seven federal law treats the same-sex marriages and fairly. >>> how one father got is crying baby to get some gun with the power of the forc
is not scheduled to meet with any of them. >> president obama to address the united nations amid growing controversy. >> he hasn't set a meeting with benjamin netanyahu of israel. >> he did tape an appearance on "the view." >> he's expected to dissuade iran from pursuing its nuclear weapons program. >> do you think this election has the possibility of producing a change that will overcome gridlock? >> i think it almost certainly will. let me explain why. i think the president's going to win. >> the call on the field stands. touchdown. >> seahawks win in the most bizarre finish you'll ever see. >> pass interference. i thought jennings had the interception. this is comical to me. >> is this the impetus to change the lockout situation? >> it's unbelievable. i can't believe what i just saw. >> the fast-moving wildfire in southern california. the fire has charred thousands of acres. >> it will be harder to bring home the bacon. a shortage of all pork products is coming. feed prices have gotten too high. >> oh, that? there's a liner. center field. oh, did he catch it? oh, he did! >> dancing is
has no place among our united nations. >> reporter: it's still unclear what motivated the terrorist attack, but president obama focused on that anti-muslim video made in california, explaining why the u.s. can't and won't ban a movie that mr. obama himself described as "crude and disgusting." >> i know that not all countries in this body share this particular understanding of the protection of free speech. we recognize that. but in 2012 at a time when anyone with a cell phone can spread offensive views around the world with a click of a button the notion that we can control the flow of information is obsolete. >> reporter: a lot has changed since this group of leaders met a year ago. egypt and tunisia have held free elections. libya's dictator moammar qaddafi was deposed and killed. but the president argued today those countries cannot achieve democracy without embracing freedom of expression. >> as president of our country and commander-in-chief of our military i accept that people are going to call me awful things everyday. ( laughter ) and i will always defend their right to do s
to houses. at the united nations today, israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, warned that iran's work to build a nuclear bomb will be irreversible by next summer. that is significant because he's never put a time frame like that on it before. >> and i believe that faced with a clear red line, iran will back down. and this will give more time for sanctions and diplomacy to convince iran to dismantle its nuclear weapons program altogether. >> pelley: now, iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, denies that iran is building a bomb. so we asked david martin to tell us more. >> reporter: it looked like a cartoon, but it was deadly serious. israel's prime minister netanyahu drew the red line that would trigger an attack on iran's nuclear program as clearly as it has ever been drawn. >> a red line should be drawn right here, before-- before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> reporter: that second stage is taking place at this underground facility near the holy city of qum, where iran is enriching your uranium to a 20% level of purity, one step a
netanyahu said at the united nations, the time to worry will be next spring. david martin, cbs news, at the pentagon. >> iran's u.s. ambassador spoke after netanyahu, accusing the prime minister of using an unfounded and imaginary graph to justify a military threat. he said iran reserves the right to retaliate with full force against any attack. >>> in libya, the u.s. is withdrawing more of its diplomatic personnel. the drawdown involves some of the embassy staff in tripoli. the state department says the move is temporary and could be reversed next week. a statement on the embassy website warns of possible demonstrations in tripoli and benghazi today. libya's leader says about ten militia groups have been disbanded, calling the attack on the u.s. consulate the final straw. speaking at the pentagon yesterday, secretary of defense leon panetta says there's no doubt the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi was the work of terrorists. >> the reason i think pretty clearly it was a terrorist attack, is because a group of terrorists obviously conducted that attack on the consulate. and
's a competent man. this administration in effect is now saying, "oh, don't blame the united nations ambassador. don't blame the white house spokesman. don't blame the president, because our intelligence system failed so decisively." i don't know which worries me more, the idea that the intelligence system took weeks to figure out the obvious-- although we are told in fact they had information the day before the attack because the video that went out from al qaeda asking that the ambassador-- somebody be killed on 9/11 was a day earlier. so i don't know whether i feel more comfortable knowing the administration was incompetent and lie the to us or i feel more comfortable knowing the intelligence community was totally out of touch. my hunch is the intelligence community was not out of touch. the ambassador's own diary, apparently indicates he was worried about being targeted for death. you have to ask yourself-- this-- the congress should be holding hearings right now. how could an ambassador be in benghazi, the hot bed of anti-american sentiment in libya, "how could he be there on 9/11 with no
of view. >>> today at the united nations, benjamin netanyahu will issue dire warning on the nuclear program. >> hundreds of passengers endure a frightening landing, it straightened out as the train touched down. >>> a dying man's tip may lead to the final resting place of jimmy hoffa. police will drill beneath concrete in suburban detroit. it shows a teenager aiming a rocket launcher. >> a good way to get around town. we'll check this out. users can navigate their way under water. >> do you mind if i ask you a lot of dumb american questions? >> fire away. >> i love poland. i love the polish people. i like polish hot dogs. i like stripper poles. >> iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad called for a new world order for western powers. >> everyone will get a mad dictator bobblehead doll. it's a collector's item. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." national football league officials are going back to work over three weeks of outrage, the nfl and regular reps agreed overnight on a tentative contract. >> the lockout that began in june finally comes to an end tonight. jeff glor i
'donnell is in washington. israel's prime minister is sending the world a clear warning. benjamin netanyahu told the united nations thursday that iran will have enough enriched uranium next summer to start building a nuclear weapon. >> president obama is likely to discuss that speech with netanyahu today. the white house says the two leaders will speak on the phone. netanyahu met with secretary of state hillary clinton thursday after his speech. >> margaret brennan watched the speech. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, charlie. the israeli prime minister made a public appeal to the u.n. to set a firm ultimatum on iran to stop the nuclear development. he put pressure on the obama administration to take a tougher tone weeks ahead of the u.s. presidential election. >> reporter: israel's rhetorical red line. >> a red line should be drawn right here. >> reporter: became a literal one as prime minister benjamin netanyahu took to the u.n. general assembly with a red marker and a chart of what he says is iran's progress towards developing nuclear weapons. >> red lines don't lead to war. red lines prev
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